Room 15 - The mummified body of Xom Cai

In 1994, at Xom Cai, ward 8, district 5, Ho Chi Minh city, the mummy was discovered in the rather big barrow, 60 square metres. It was buries abreast in a mortar compound. On the stele, there were only 3 Han scripts: Ky Ty nien (the year of snake).

The corpse was buries with the style of traditonal Viet Nam: in coffin, out sarcophagus , with full of shroud and grave goods. All of them were soaked in the red solution. According to the first research, this is a Vietnamese woman, aristocratic class, about 60 years old, 1.52 metres high, named Tran Thi Hieu, died in 1869? The Xom Cai mummy is a valuable material and intellectual heritage. Its contribution clarified the inmage of ancient Sai Gon.


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